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Autodesk Pixlr. The Daguerreotype - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 2 of 12. ImageChef. Fame, Fashion, Photography: Bailey's 70s. Photography. 19 Factors That Impact Compositional Balance. Imagine a boulder leaning too far over the cliff’s edge.

19 Factors That Impact Compositional Balance

Seeing that boulder you think it should come crashing down the mountainside. It’s out of balance and you feel the tension of the impending crash. A similar feeling happens in your visitors when the composition of your design is visually out of balance. In a couple of previous posts I talked about visual balance and in each I briefly mentioned the idea of visual weight in order to achieve visual balance. There’s more to visual balance than I mentioned in those previous posts and I thought the topic deserving of its own post. Composition 8 by Kandinsky (above) is a study in visual weight, direction, and balance. What is Visual Balance? Visual balance (PDF) results from 2 major factors, visual weight and visual direction. Consider the image below of a small block and a large block on a lever. You likely see the larger block as being much heavier than the smaller block.

Optical Center Objects and elements balance around a point. Summary. 6 Tips for Near-Macro Photography with a Telephoto Lens. Macro photography is the art of capturing the fine detail of very small subjects that may not be able to be seen by the naked eye.

6 Tips for Near-Macro Photography with a Telephoto Lens

Technically, to fall under the term ‘macro’, the subject should be captured with a reproduction ratio of 1:1, i.e. the subject will be captured on the sensor at 100 % life size. Macro lenses are specially designed to minimise the focussing distance, allowing the photographer to get closer to the subject and so increase the reproduction ratio. There are a number of other techniques that can be used to help achieve the desired magnification without a dedicated lens (extension tubes, close-up filters, reversing rings), however, one of less often considered techniques is to use something that you probably already have in your kit bag: a telephoto lens. PhotoFaceFun.com - photofunia, free photo effects online, picjoke, imikimi, imagechef, befunky, funny photos, photo fun. Canon EOS Rebel SL1 18-55mm IS STM Lens Kit. Master Lighting Guide.

EOS 101: Photography and Videography Basics. Tag Listing. Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Review: Digital Photography Review. Review based on a production Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 running version 1.0.0 Note: We've used European (EOS 100D) and North American (Rebel SL1) versions of this camera.

Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Review: Digital Photography Review

Most of the product photos are of the 100D version, but we'll refer to the camera primarily as the Rebel SL throughout this review. There are no functional differences. Canon has long hinted that another path to competing with mirrorless entries from Nikon, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic lay in the miniaturization of its familiar SLR design. With the announcement of the EOS 100D / Rebel SL1, Canon has laid its cards on the table. Thanks to a downsizing of internal components that has resulted in a smaller shutter mechanism, thinner sensor module and smaller-footprint circuit board, the Rebel SL1 is significantly smaller and lighter than the co-announced Rebel T5i, while offering the same 18MP resolution, DIGIC 5 processor and, presumably image quality.

Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D key specifications. It’s easy to fall into bad habits, and by definition they are annoying.

She may not be able to help you stop biting your nails, tailgating or knuckle cracking, but Angela Nicholson, our head of testing continues her ongoing series on avoiding classic camera mistakes by offering some advice about breaking bad photo habits to help you create more interesting images. So kick the spoilers out of your portfolio and use these tips to start boosting your hit rate! Breaking bad photo habits: 01 Lens hood on the wrong way round. Posing Everyone! How to Get Creative with Long-Exposure Photography.

The Secret to Ultra-Sharp Photos. The following post on The Secrets to Ultra-Sharp Photos is by San Francisco based photographer Jim M.

The Secret to Ultra-Sharp Photos

Goldstein. Learn more about him at the end of this post. As previously noted the best photo tip I ever received had to do with sharpness and up until the time in which I received this tip I had little understanding of how to consistently get sharp photos. I’ll never forget when I was a teenager I borrowed my mothers film SLR and ventured out into Yosemite valley while on a family vacation to photograph flowers, the landscape, etc. A couple weeks later when I got the film back almost all my photos were out of focus. Whether you’re using film or digital cameras the optics of lenses hasn’t changed as optics are all about math and physics. “When the lens is focused on the hyperfocal distance, the depth of field extends from half the hyperfocal distance to infinity.” – Photography, Phil Davis, 1972. Understand Exposure in Under 10 Minutes. A Post By: Annie Tao There are countless Photography books and classes that explain exposure, yet after reading or attending them, your photos may not have improved because…well, let’s be honest… some of us Right-Brainers aren’t super technical!

Understand Exposure in Under 10 Minutes

7 Bright Ways How to Shoot Street Photography at Night. On my Facebook fan page, I asked my readers what they wanted to have a blog post on.

7 Bright Ways How to Shoot Street Photography at Night

There were several of you who mentioned an article about how to shoot street photography at night. Macro Photography Hints and Tips from a Self-Taught Beginner. I love macro photography and, specifically, shooting pictures of bugs and insects.

Macro Photography Hints and Tips from a Self-Taught Beginner

When you get really close to these creatures, they are even more alien than you would imagine and this makes them absolutely fascinating to me. Getting good pictures of them can, however, be extremely tricky so in this tutorial I will attempt to offer some advice to help you avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made while trying to figure this out. In most other areas of photography that I enjoy, I have read books or other tutorials on the subject but, for some reason, I avoided pretty much all information on macro photography and figured things out for myself. This means that I probably hit a lot more pitfalls than I should have and it also means that I may differ from the conventional wisdom but this stuff works for me so hopefully it will be helpful to others too. Photo challenges and 365 ideas {photography inspiration} on Pinterest.

Photo courses. Funny photo effects & free photo frames online. Photofunia. Funny pictures. Photo funny. The Natural Light Cycle for Photographers. Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop.

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Filters for Photographic Lenses - Creative FIlters - www.cokin.co,.k. Cokin P Series Filters For larger diameter lenses up to 82mm.

Filters for Photographic Lenses - Creative FIlters - www.cokin.co,.k

Recommended for focal lengths from 28mm onwards(35mm format). A wide range of adaptor rings, including dedicated Hasselbad® B50/B60/B70, Rollei® VI as well as a Universal Ring and numerous dedicated accessories (Holder Cap, Ring Cap, Universal Ring, Coupling Ring, Wide Angle Holder, A/P & Z/P Adaptors, Modular Hood, Modular Bellows, Wallet & Storage Boxes, etc.). 52 photography projects: a photo idea to try every week in 2015. Taking on a photography project is a great way to get yourself out of a photography rut and to bring some focus to your picture-taking.

52 photography projects: a photo idea to try every week in 2015

Placing some constraints on what you’re going to take photos of or what camera gear you’ll use really does force you to become more creative, too. We’ve prepared 52 fantastic photo ideas – one for every week in 2015. These are split into three sections: easy home projects you can do today, ideas you can try outdoors at the weekend and a series of ongoing photo projects that you can start now but keep topping up in the coming weeks and months. Focus and Recompose Technique. One of the requests we have been getting lately from some of our readers has been to provide more simple and easy to understand photography techniques. So far this year we have covered a lot of complex topics that are for more advanced users, thanks to such new fine tools as the Nikon D800. So for the remainder of the year, we decided to focus on photography basics again, covering simple and basic techniques and tips for beginners.

In this article, I will go over the focus and recompose technique, which can be quite useful when photographing in various environments – whether shooting in low-light situations, or composing your shots with the subject in the corner of the frame. I personally use this technique quite a bit in event photography and it saved me a number of times when the light conditions were extremely poor and my camera could not properly focus. 1) What Recomposing Means. 328 Photography Themes: A List Of Themes To Photograph. 26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets. Many of you have browsed and shared our growing number of photography cheat sheets, and some of you have even gotten in touch to let us know how much you enjoy them. However, as items drop off the main page on a blog, they can be difficult to find later. To help save you time searching and gain time shooting, we’ve collated 26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets in one place.

FREE PHOTOSHOP/GIMP BRUSHES! + Explanation by JonasDeRo on DeviantArt. Post Processing Landscape Photos in 5 Minutes. Camera Lens Filters Explained. Screw-in Filters Screw-in filters fit directly onto your lens, in the threads at the edge of the lens barrel. Each screw-in filter is a specific width, so the more lenses (of different widths) you have the more filters you’ll need.

Screw-in filters are ideal, and make polarizers and UV filters easy to swap in and out. How-To Video Library: Home. From Snapshots to Photography. Lenses for Bird and Nature Photography: Birds As Art Style. Back-Button Focus: Why EVERYONE should use that AF-On autofocus button. Networking, iPhone, iPad, Samsung and Kindle Accessories. How to Photograph Snow in 4 Steps. How to Create a Time-Lapse of a Sunset - PLP #98 by Serge Ramelli.

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9 Architectural Photography Tips. Long Exposure Photography. The Art of the Headshot: How to Shoot Perfect Portraits. 8 Effects Every Photographer Should Know About. Photography and Photos of the Day - National Geographic. Best photography. G A L L E R Y - StumbleUpon. Photography Tutorials.

Aperture and Depth of Field. Depth of Field Depth of Field (DOF) is the front-to-back zone of a photograph in which the image is razor sharp. As soon as an object (person, thing) falls out of this range, it begins to lose focus at an accelerating degree the farther out of the zone it falls; e.g. closer to the lens or deeper into the background. With any DOF zone, there is a Point of Optimum focus in which the object is most sharp. There are two ways to describe the qualities of depth of field - shallow DOF or deep DOF. Shallow is when the included focus range is very narrow, a few inches to several feet.

Aperture The aperture is the opening at the rear of the lens that determines how much light travels through the lens and falls on the image sensor. Small vs Large Aperture Manipulating the aperture is the easiest and most often utilized means to adjust Depth of Field. Aperture Range Distance from the Lens.

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This Damn Beautiful Autumn - Fall in Photographs. You could easily argue that autumn is the most beautiful season of the year. Leaves turn to yellow, orange, and bright shades of crimson. They fall like a shower from the trees, giving us a way to watch the wind dance. They paint the landscape with a blanket of color. Talbot's Processes - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 3 of 12. Before Photography - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 1 of 12. The Collodion - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 5 of 12. The Gelatin Silver Process - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 10 of 12. The Gelatin Silver Print: Photographic Processes.